Oakland City University names new president

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Courtesy: Oakland City University

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (WEHT) – On Monday, Oakland City University announced its board of trustees selected Dr. Ron D. Dempsey as the 10th president of the university.

Dempsey will succeed Dr. Ray G. Barber.

Barber served as president since 2008 and is retiring.

Dempsey was chosen from a pool of national candidates as one of three finalists on May 31.

He currently serves as Vice President for University Advancement at Winona State University.

“I am excited about what God has in store for Oakland City University,” said Dr. Dempsey. “As I expressed during my time on campus, I believe that OCU has a strong infrastructure with its main campus, established satellite campuses, and a seasoned online program. I believe we can build on that strong foundation and establish programs which will benefit our current and future students. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students, trustees, and alumni of OCU as together we create a model for the Christian university in the 21st century.”

Dr. Dempsey and his wife, Amanda, will be introduced to the General Association of General Baptist’s at the 2019 Mission and Ministry Summit in Collinsville, Illinois, July 15-17.

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(This story was originally published on July 8, 2019)

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